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Kernel installation mode - when?

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qu0ll
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I have carefullly avoided using any of the Swing classes in my applets in the hope that they will be able to start quicker when the user doesn't yet have a JRE installed by taking advantage of the kernel installation mode of Update N.

Is this correct? Will there be a significant saving in time because my applet doesn't use Swing classes?

And... when will kernel installation mode be available for testing?

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rogerl
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Kernel mode install is available now, as of build 10.

https://jdk6.dev.java.net/6uNea.html

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qu0ll
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OK thanks, question marked as answered.

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linuxhippy
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At least on Linux and Solaris AWT is already based on top of Swing - so by using AWT you may get the opposite effect - downloading even more.
I, for myself, can only recommend using Swing.

lg Clemens

qu0ll
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AWT is built on top of Swing? Isn't it the other way around?

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linuxhippy
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Well at least on Unix based systems its not so clear anymore what is swing and what AWT.
Sure, swing still is built on top of AWT's basic functionality like native windows, Graphics2d, focus management ..., but the widgets themself (java.awt.Button, ...) are not really native components anymore - they are swing-widgets skinned to look like motif ;)

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qu0ll
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I see - that's unfortunate. However, at least on Windows I should be able to avoid the extra download requirements of Swing. Also, I am not using any of the heavyweight components in AWT so perhaps I can avoid downloading Swing altogether on any platform. My applet is Java2D based.

But that gets back to my original question... when will I be able to test kernel installation mode?

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